About Ryan Hodgson (@Ryanintheus)
A Seattle based Australian, Ryan Hodgson is a storyteller with a passion for capturing and protecting the beauty of our planet. A lover of travel, nature, adventure and photography, he regularly partners with global brands as a travel influencer, creating engaging and thought provoking content for his quarter of a million plus followers. Professionally, Ryan combines his love of travel and storytelling with his deep experience in marketing and communications as the VP of Marketing at Steller.co – the world’s largest storytelling platform for travelers. He is also the co-founder of the house concert series – The Armour St Sessions, a former nonprofit founder, melanoma survivor, and very proud father!
Notable brands have partnered with Ryan as a travel influencer to reach his total online following of 250,000+ people. Below are some examples…
- Partnered with Alaska Airlines numerous times including promoting their new Seattle/Dallas route and highlighting the start of the Copper River Salmon season in Cordova, Alaska
- Traveled to and toured London to promote the launch of Virgin Atlantic’s new direct Seattle to London route and participated in promotional events with Sir Richard Branson
- Interviewed his college friend Hugh Jackman in NYC for the release of “Logan”
- Journeyed to Costa Rica for GreenSpot Travel – a leader in customized luxury eco-travel
- Visited Mexico to promote beach-side resort Playa Las Tortugas,
- Two visits to Canada promoting CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures and Big White Ski Resort
- He has also partnered with Gillete, Headspace, Clif Bar, Uber, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Lib Tech Skis and numerous local tourism boards
Ryan Hodgson has an entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for the nexus of business strategy and vertically integrated marketing communications. He has built and led teams, which have been up to 55 people, that have delivered successful partnerships with globally recognized brands such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, The Project Management Institute, HTC, Verizon Wireless, SAP, Sotheby’s International Realty, Ricoh and the University of Washington. In 2017 he was named the 20th most retweeted marketer in the world and has won international and nation awards for Integrated Marketing, Content Marketing, Advertising and Social Media.
He is currently driving the vision and execution of Steller’s strategic marketing and growth initiatives. His scope includes; brand development, user acquisition, influencer engagements, community building, paid media, in-person activations, PR, social media and informing product development.
Ryan shared some of his life’s story and marketing philosophy when he was featured on the inspirational podcast True North Stories’ episode – The Marketing Wizard from Oz.
Raised in a low socio-economic neighborhood of Perth, Western Australia, Ryan has always been driven to help others. This trait inspired him to found Seattle based nonprofit, Team Up for Nonprofits. The organization utilized music benefits and social influencers to raise funds and awareness for deserving nonprofits, while creating an accessible environment for young professionals to experience philanthropy. Ryan was Founder/President of “Team Up” between 2010 and 2015 and for his charitable efforts with Team Up was recognized by the Huffington Post in their article; “39 Inspiring Men and Their Passion for Charity”.
One would be hard-pressed to find a more valuable partner than Ryan Hodgson. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Ryan over the past year, on a variety of projects, all of which enjoyed unparalleled success due to his contribution.”
Ryan is a powerhouse. Short and simple. He is creative, driven, committed, and was an amazing asset during his time with us”
Ryan is an exceptional leader in the digital marketing space. Where I’ve witnessed him shine the strongest is bringing an idea or vision to life – whether that be his own, within his organization, or for a client. I’ve now had the pleasure to see him successfully sell, build, and implement several significant and forward-looking initiatives and programs while at two different companies, each of which have flourished in the form of new marketing models and award-winning client work. Additionally, I’d be remiss not to acknowledge his loyalty to his teams and colleagues.”
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